How Mark Jacobs Motivates At The Gym

  • Marc Jacobs trashes John Galliano to his trainer at the gym and he's not exactly subtle about it. Because there's really no better way to combat "superior talent" than "rock hard abs." And by "better" we might mean "gayer." [Sassybella]
  • A Canadian drug store executive we've never heard of is the new CEO of the Gap, which is really actually genius, because selling pharmaceuticals is the only reason we'd ever shop at the Gap again. [WSJ]
  • Peter Som becomes creative director of women's wear for Bill Blass today, though they're letting him continue to design his own eponymous label since pretty much everything Bill Blass has done since that Barbie dress has been a failure. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • The ego/empire of Zac Posen expands into the realm of scent, and because this is such a monumental event he decided to give us a year and a half's advance notice. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Dolce & Gabbana are outfitting the Chinese soccer team in skinny suits and skinny ties. We're trying to get a better picture because this is actually kind of hot. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Nepotism: never goes out of style! Carolina Herrera confirms that her daughter, also conveniently named Carolina Herrera, will stay on as the official face of the brand. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Kate Spade is leaving the line she founded to "focus on family", i.e. "count her money." [Vogue UK]
  • It's the war of the aging no-longer-really-so-"super"-models! Helena Christensen takes Elizabeth Hurley's place as the face of declining British brand Monsoon. [Vogue UK]
  • English designer (and great granddaughter of Sigmund) Bella Freud puts forth an entire collection of sweaters with cats on them. [Vogue UK]
  • We're pretty sure that the print ads for Marc Jacobs' new fragrance Daisy give us the uh-oh feeling. [Coutorture]